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visit to Pena Palace to experience a unique immersion into the Romantic style design of the former royal family summer residence.
exploring the Pena Palace park and its exotic trees and gardens that inspire artists from all over Europe since the 19th century
visit to Quinta da Regaleira,an esoteric mystical place full of incredible details and mysterious symbols
lunch at one of the many Portuguese cuisine restaurants located in the heart of Sintra
stop at cabo da roca, the last piece of land in Western Europe with fantastic views over the Atlantic
walk around the historical typical streets of Cascais the famous retreat for royal families from all over Europe since the 19th century
Your Amazing Sintra Tour in detail
Sintra is one of the most interesting places to visit in Portugal with a rich history, culture and nature to discover. In this tour you will experience a perfect ride into this garden of Eden seeing all the major attractions in the area.
I will pick you up at 08.30 am at your Hotel and after a 30-minute ride we will arrive at Sintra around 09:00 am. Our first stop will be Pena Palace,a fantastic extravagant palace that lays on top of a mountain, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view in all directions, seeing as far as the 25th April bridge in Lisbon and the Atlantic seashore in the opposite direction.
This magnificent palace was built in the 19th century following a dream of King Ferdinand II that had the ambition to make Sintra one of the most important places of the Romantic movement and inspire artists from all over Europe.
English poet Lord Byron and German composer Richard Strauss were just two of those men that spent time on this new Palace and immediately felt inspired and in love for Sintra.
Pena palace is surrounded by a 100 acre park designed from scratch to enable a calm and inspiring journey through its hidden spots and magical trails. We will discover some of the most beautiful spots at the park and you will be able to take pictures that your friends will envy you for.
The visit to Pena palace and park will last around 2 hours.
Around 11am we head to Quinta da Regaleira to experience this magic, mysterious place full of symbolism and appeal to the senses.
This 5-floor big mansion is the dream of a millionaire that wanted to create something very different that would amaze everyone for decades to come.
However its on the outside that you will truly be amazed by the lakes, fountains, exquisite constructions and magnificent gardens that occupy a 4 acre area.
Our stop here will last around 1h30m.
By 12:30 a well-deserved pause arrives so we descend to the village for a nice Portuguese lunch at one of the many fine restaurants in Sintra.
In the afternoon around 14:00 we drive towards the Cabo da Roca (Roca Cape) which is the westernmost point of Europe and where we can experience breathtaking views of the Atlantic.
From here we go to the famous Guincho beach with its wild landscapes that are part of the Sintra-Cascais natural park and also a well known spot for surfers and wind surfers alike.
Continuing down the road we arrive at Cascais where a beautiful bay is located alongside coastal mansions that were once a safe haven for several European monarchs like King D Carlos of Spain .
We will leave Cascais around 4pm and head back to Lisbon.
In Cascais begins the famous national 6 road that runs along the ocean and Tagus river for more than 20 km until it enters Lisbon from the west.
We will pass Estoril, an area famous for having one of the largest casinos in Europe, a place that retains all its glamour since the 1950´s when it became a frequent meeting point for the European elite.
Finally we arrive in Lisbon where we`ll go to a beautiful secret spot where you can enjoy a magnificent view over the Tagus River and the city ..
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